Friday, May 18, 2012

Baby Showers 1 and 2

I have to sneak in this weekend rewind before 5:00 hits because then it's a new weekend and I refuse to let weekend rewinds overlap.

C and I spent a week at the beach last week and returned late Friday night.  Therefore our Friday was spent in the car, stopping every two hours so I could walk, and occasionally so I could pee.

The whole reason for coming back on Friday was that Saturday was quite the busy day.  We had two baby showers.

Saturday morning we met up with C's mom and sister for a quick breakfast at the Hampton (don't know if that counts as stealing if you don't stay there - us at least) before driving over to the new house so that they could see it. C's mom has a super-d-duper green thumb which will come is very handy in the jungle of a back yard.

After touring the house (and promising our real estate agent that we wouldn't ask to see it again before we closed) we loaded up in the Jeep and headed to Polaris for our baby shower.

C and I have awesome families who blessed us with not one, but two showers (the Stephenson's held one in Columbus while the Elseas/Uchtmans threw a long distance shower).  We went ahead and took the gifts from the long distance shower up to the Columbus shower so we could open everything at once.

"Where was the Columbus shower?" you ask.  Why it was at Eddie Merlot's.

What a treat.  Most of the family, minus the Ft. Wayne bunch (and Drew) had never been there before and were quite impressed with the service, food, and designer trashcans. I'd like to take a moment to apologize to anyone I have thrown a shower for an not included a trashcan wrapped in a tablecloth (see pictures below). Not sure what I was thinking.

Sleeping Silas

We had delicious salads, three main course options, and a red velvet cupcake with a shot of milk. 

We opened gifts; played games: Guess the Baby Item in the Bag, Which features does Rachel want the baby to have?, and Baby Shower Bingo; and enjoyed seeing family and friends we don't get to see too often.

 Pack-n-Play for us taller folks. 

Gifts from Mama E.  (Check out that trash can!) 

Nursing apron made by my mom. 

All of our wonderful friends and family.

Oh yeah, and the guys were there which also made it fun.

Pardon Drew's beard. 

 Stephenson cousins. 

After the shower I headed to the hotel with the Stephensons so I could rest (and see Silas' first swim!) while C, his mom, and sister went to Barnes & Noble for some Elsea bonding time.

Once rested up, I said my good byes to everyone and was dropped off at Barnes & Noble where I remembered mother's day was just a few hours away and I had absolutely 0 cards.  So I grabbed C so we could pick some out before heading home. 

We served a fine cuisine of KFC for dinner (a bit of a step down from the steak salads and crab cakes everyone had for lunch) and relaxed the rest of the evening.

Sunday morning we hit up church (that's fun to say) and stayed in for lunch (because the lines were SO long).  Instead I had a breakfast casserole ready to go along with some fruit and toast.

After lunch and a lively discussion about something political (I think, I try to abstain from those) C's mom and sister headed back to Illinois and Missouri and I headed to the couch to take a nap.  Except I didn't take a nap because I wanted to go over to my parents (where our current make-shift nursery is set up in their dining room) to go through the shower gifts because I couldn't remember a thing from the day before.

So we did that and ordered some pizza and discussed where Mark should get his lifeguard recertification from. 

And that rounded out our very busy weekend.

Thanks again to everyone who made the weekend so enjoyable. We love you all!

1 comment:

Luann said...

I can't help but think how proud all of the Grandmas in Heaven would be to see how their grandchildren have grown up. The Stephenson cousins have come a long way from bumping along and singing in Grandpa's trailer during those many rides through the neighborhood. Those were good days and these are good days too. Yes and yes again - we have much to be thankful for.